Linda Baker

Boom time for higher education startups

07.26.12 Thumbnail OnlineEdA surge in online education startups may transform higher education landscape, in Oregon and nationally.

A soldier's tale

07.19.12 Thumbnail ShareA former chief of public affairs for the Oregon National Guard launches new mobile app for transaction of barter.

Diversity and Tech: Part II

07.13.12 Thumbnail DiversityA Tuskegee Airman's tech venture and an incubator targeting women of color provide mounting evidence of inclusivity in the tech community

Bike insurance enters the market

06.21.12 Cyclist ThumbnailTwo new insurance plans indicate demand for products that provide liability, theft and accident coverage for cyclists.

Aircraft maintenance business flies higher

06.15.12 Airplane ThumbnailAs sales of private planes decline, the business of maintaining existing fleets soars, helping small operators recover from the recession.

Changes afoot for education governance, funding

06.07.12 EducationCostBlog ThumbnailA flurry of activity in K-12 and post-secondary education prompts musings on new and existing education funding models.

Creating value with mobile apps

05.31.12 FacebookBlog ThumbnailFacebook IPO raises questions about the value created by internet technologies and spotlights a new generation of value added mobile apps.

Turning spoils into commodities on the Columbia River

05.25.12 Columbia ThumbnailAn Oregon Coast green tech startup aims to mine Columbia River dredge spoils for iron ore, reducing the need to create new disposal sites.

The democratization of VC

05.24.12 Money ThumbnailAn investor panel suggests that barriers to accessing startup capital are starting to break down.

Five lessons from the Webvisions conference


05.18.12 Web ThumbnailThe Webvisions conference in Portland yields insights on the ascendancy of the user experience, expanding multimedia platforms and the lack of diversity in the mobile and tech communities.

New co-housing community bucks market trends

05.11.12 ForSale ThumbnailCully Grove in Northeast Portland is one of the few and new for-sale multifamily projects under construction, and other alternative housing types are on the rise in Portland.